Maybe not on the same scale as the big operators but proud as punch all the same. Planted Paddy’s Day, lifted and washed today. Three lots still in the ground, along with: Carrots, Peas, Onions, Beetroot, Broccoli, Leaks, Courgettes, Lettuce, Cabbage and Rhubarb.
When one ends up under the black cloud that is depression at this time of year, that which should be the greatest comfort and means of healing becomes unbearable. Translated to simple terms – where harvest season should be the happiest, most comforting time of the year for me, there’s partly a wish to be… Read More Winter’s in without summer ever visiting
If any writers, or producers of any media content, have ever experienced the following please drop a line down in the comments. On Sunday morning I started writing a piece relating to the two semi finals of the World Snooker Championship. Specifically, the contrast between the two. The epic encounter between Luca Brecel and Si… Read More Strange Sundays – Part I
Andrew Clarke of Castlefarm Partnership sowing a crop of Spring Barley alongside Dunboyne Railway line. A Fendt 720 with an Amazone one pass system and He-Va furrow press. Also on duty were a Massey Ferguson 5455 and Redrock bale trailer with 600kg bags of seed.
No matter how far or how long you might think you’re removed from farming, there’s an unwritten, unspoken code among the farming community that when one is in need, the rest rally around. An emotional job getting ready to say goodbye to a little bit more of the boss.
https://youtube.com/shorts/kChvucjkFB0?feature=share A combined effort between myself and the good lady at Rotisserie Chicken. Dry seasoned with salt, pepper and mixed herbs and into the oven at 190© for 45 mins.
Meath… 1-12 Louth… 1-15 I only wish our manager’s optimism in his post match comments after Meath had somehow contrived to throw away a hard earned front foot position against Louth in Round 4 of the Allianz NFL at Pairc Tailteann could be shared. When asked by Brendan Cummins about looking down the table rather… Read More Meath self destruct in derby disaster
Elvis has entered the Cowpark! Mr Dog’s first time off the lead while out walking. Starting recall training and checking out Tara Farms newly sown Wheat while he was at it.
YouTube means many things to many people. Entertainment, education, a platform to promote themselves and/or their businesses. In my case, it’s probably a combination of all of the above. Except in my case, it is probably more therapy above all of possible uses listed up to now. Though even at that, it can be something… Read More Getting a fill up of hope from Longford’s finest
In this video, yours truly makes it 37 consecutive years with at least one day out Harvest Spotting. Here, the Castlefarm Partnership tackle a massive crop of wheat adjacent to Dunboyne Railway Station. Three generations of the Clarke family hard at it with a Claas Lexion 760TT, a Fendt 720, a Fendt 718, a Massey… Read More Workin’ on the Railroad – Harvest 2022